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Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than
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First method. ; split is vs was. The printing press was very influential certainly, when it came into being. Therefore, it entails a past tense. Now no one can say whether it is still as influencial. So all is verb choices are out. With A, B, C, D gone, only E is left.

Second method. Split than vs as, than is required because it is comparative degree. C, D, E remain . Drop C and D for using present tense. E survives
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27 May 2012, 15:18
I came to the conclusion of (E) as well

What I noticed is Answer choices B-D contains "it" which to me indicated was it talking about developments or literary productions which does not make any sense so those choices were eliminated.

Between A & E, I chose (E) mainly because it sounded better than (A) when putting it all together.
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28 May 2012, 00:06
Answer should be E.In my view in option D "it is none " is adding redundancy to the sentence.Shifting from present to past is also making the sentence odd in D.
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29 May 2012, 10:23
i also think E should be answer...first is as vs than split....
nd "it" is also ambiguous...
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31 May 2012, 19:13
I picked E as well based on "than" split and construction. OA appears to be D? Is this right?
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02 Jun 2012, 02:48
I also chose E..someone please through light why D is correct here. :S
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12 Jun 2012, 23:18
IMO also E.. Can someone please share the OA..
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Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...
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Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than
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[quote="magicmanisha wrote:
Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...

Here are my two cents after learning a few things in the past..

First and foremost, in the original sentence there is a comparison between "major developments in information technology" and "printing press". What is wrong here?
Comparing major development and printing press is wrong. Also, there is an error of Idiom "influential as" is wrong.

Why E is wrong - "none" was more influential than is incorrect because here "none" refers to one type of development and is being compared with "printing press"
For example, instead of using none, lets use "one". Then "one" type of development is compared with "printing press". It is same error as it is there in the original sentence.

Why D is correct - First, the past tense is correct here as the original sentence is talking about some past influences.
Second, "none" here doesn't refer back to the developments. It is making a statement that "it was none" which can be compared to "printing press".

Learning here is that you should take care in comparing things.
For example, "The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the Atom bomb" - is wrong.
"The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the discovery of Atom bomb" - right!

Just trying to help you with some examples, although they are not perfect.
Hope this helps!
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01 Sep 2012, 10:59
more influential as is incorrect, so A & B can be eliminated.

E looks like the best answer, can the OP post the OA?
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01 Sep 2012, 11:36
Thanks dexerash, make sense now

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Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than

[quote="magicmanisha wrote:
Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...

Here are my two cents after learning a few things in the past..

First and foremost, in the original sentence there is a comparison between "major developments in information technology" and "printing press". What is wrong here?
Comparing major development and printing press is wrong. Also, there is an error of Idiom "influential as" is wrong.

Why E is wrong - "none" was more influential than is incorrect because here "none" refers to one type of development and is being compared with "printing press"
For example, instead of using none, lets use "one". Then "one" type of development is compared with "printing press". It is same error as it is there in the original sentence.

Why D is correct - First, the past tense is correct here as the original sentence is talking about some past influences.
Second, "none" here doesn't refer back to the developments. It is making a statement that "it was none" which can be compared to "printing press".

Learning here is that you should take care in comparing things.
For example, "The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the Atom bomb" - is wrong.
"The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the discovery of Atom bomb" - right!

Just trying to help you with some examples, although they are not perfect.
Hope this helps![/quote]
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24 Oct 2013, 01:49
magicmanisha wrote:
Thanks dexerash, make sense now

dexerash wrote:
Of all the major developments in information technology that have influenced literary production, maybe none is more influential as the printing press, which brought the entire classical canon to people throughout Europe within 60 years of its invention.

A maybe none is more influential as
B it may be that none is more influential as
C perhaps it is none that is more influential than
D maybe it is none that was more influential than
E perhaps none was more influential than

[quote="magicmanisha wrote:
Can someone please explain OA....I choose E as my answer but OA is D, please explain anybody ...

Here are my two cents after learning a few things in the past..

First and foremost, in the original sentence there is a comparison between "major developments in information technology" and "printing press". What is wrong here?
Comparing major development and printing press is wrong. Also, there is an error of Idiom "influential as" is wrong.

Why E is wrong - "none" was more influential than is incorrect because here "none" refers to one type of development and is being compared with "printing press"
For example, instead of using none, lets use "one". Then "one" type of development is compared with "printing press". It is same error as it is there in the original sentence.

Why D is correct - First, the past tense is correct here as the original sentence is talking about some past influences.
Second, "none" here doesn't refer back to the developments. It is making a statement that "it was none" which can be compared to "printing press".

Learning here is that you should take care in comparing things.
For example, "The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the Atom bomb" - is wrong.
"The recent discovery by the scientist is similar to the discovery of Atom bomb" - right!

Just trying to help you with some examples, although they are not perfect.
Hope this helps!
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I think the posted OA is incorrect.

D says "it is none.. that was" the use of is and was in the same sentence is awkward, moreover "it is" is redundant.
I also disagree with the explanation above. I think "none" and "printing press" correctly refer to a singular noun, followed by a correct SV agreement "was".
when we say "of all the major developments" it is usually followed by a collective noun or a singular noun, there's no restriction here, but we only have to stick with the correct nouns.
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30 Oct 2013, 01:28
Can someone explain the main different between PERHAPS and MAYBE?

I thought that perhaps should always be umployed over maybe ... Making the OA really strange here...

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30 Oct 2013, 08:14
I also chose E. It has the right tense and compares the printing press with other IT. If it is wrong, I would appreciate another explanation.

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31 Oct 2013, 19:35
OA is E guys. The OA has been wrongly posted. Please refer to this link. quot-of-all-the-major-developments-in-information-technology-143540.html
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OA is E as mentioned above

Please correct the OA will ya?

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03 Nov 2015, 03:40
OA is E
Its wrongly posted as D
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04 Jan 2017, 05:17
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Answer should be E.In my view in option D "it is none " is adding redundancy to the sentence.Shifting from present to past is also making the sentence odd in D.

But when you drag the mouse to check for the correct answer, the page displays "D" as answer.
I also feel "E" is correct. But now I am confused after looking at "D" as answer.
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